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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonPinus pinea
Family common name(s)pine
Genus common name(s)pine; true pine
Species common name(s)Italian stone pine; Mediterranean stone pine; umbrella stone pine; Italian umbrella pine; Mediterranean umbrella pine; umbrella pine; umbrella-pine; Italian parasol pine; parasol pine; pignolia-nut pine; pignolia nut pine
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxastone pine, piñón, piñon, nut pine, nutpine, pine-nut tree, pine nut tree, wilding pine are applied to multiple Pinus taxa; umbrella pine is also applied to Sciadopytis verticillata
NotesItalian, Mediterranean are proper names, so upper case preferable
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